This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 2.2 million Swiss francs (increased from 1,68 million Swiss francs), to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to continue supporting the Niger Red Cross Society (NRCS) to deliver assistance and support for 50,000 people (increased from 43,113 people) for 24 months (extended from 12 months), with a focus on the following areas: Health; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion (WASH) and Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI). The revision of this Appeal introduces a Livelihoods and basic needs component and an extension of the targeted geographic area.
This revised Emergency Appeal results in a funding gap of 673,000 Swiss francs out of the total amount obtained since April 2018. The revised budget has been increased due to the growing needs of the affected population by food insecurity. The extension aims for the operation to continue the dissemination of epidemic prevention messages, provision of safe water and adequate latrines for an additional 12 months. The growing health risks have demanded for an expand in the geographic coverage of operations from a perimeter of 5 kilometres surrounding the 11 integrated health centres in Diffa region to nearby villages beyond the mentioned 5 kilometres perimeter. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available.
The disaster and the Red Cross Red Crescent response to date
13 April 2018: IFRC launches the Complex Emergency Appeal for CHF 1,68 million to assist 43,113 persons in health and care; water, hygiene and sanitation; in three departments of the region (Diffa, Maine Soroa and Goudoumaria).
24 July 2018: IFRC issues operations update N°1.
2 November 2019: IFRC issues 6 months update.
March 2019: The Emergency Appeal is revised upward from 2.2 million Swiss francs (increased from 1.7 million Swiss francs) to support 50,000 people (increased from 43,113 people) for 24 months (extended from initial 12 months).